‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Première

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We came dressed however we wanted to watch the première of our wonderful musical version of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ that we created over the last few weeks. Acting, singing, dancing, animation, makeup, setting, filming, sound….the list of learning involved in this project really does go on. The attitudes and collaboration that was involved in this project was a joy to witness.

We used some older BBC Active songs and adapted the script to suit us. We are all really proud of our finished performance and hope that you enjoy it too.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream 2020 from Goodleigh C of E Primary School on Vimeo.

Basketball Tournament

Posted in Sport

We have been learning basketball in school and some of us organised getting a team together to play in an open basketball tournament at the weekend. On the day there were three teams with the majority coming from our school and another local school. We played brilliantly as a team and had an outstanding team spirit. We won the main game and are very proud of ourselves!

Y5 Barnstaple Museum Extension Project

Posted in Art, History

We worked with Tax Pollard in the classroom today making our tiles inspired by our visit to Barnstaple and the museum last week.  Some of us wanted to work by ourselves and some of us in groups. We are very happy with what we have made with Taz and look forward to seeing our ideas incorporated in to the finished tiles that are going to be right outside the new extension of Barnstaple Museum.  What an amazing project to be part of!

 

The Parthenon

Posted in Design Technology, History, Science

Then we made a design .We got on well as a group. We all had a job and we were good at communicating and including everyone. The measuring went perfect. We did ours very precise and miniature. We changed the columns because the first lot of them were to big so we changed them to be smaller. we did make it a little bit bigger. Scaling it down was quite hard because you had to divide a lot of numbers we got a bit stuck but all the hard work was worth it. If we did it again, we would make the roof taller. All and all we had a great time!

 

 

 

Our Parthenon

Posted in Design Technology, History, Maths

Building our Parthenon was a long process. We faced many challenges along the way. Here is how it went:

1. We started off by researching the dimensions of the Parthenon to scale down to our Parthenon.

2. Then we started building the base for our Parthenon.

3. We started making the pillars. Here is what we had so far.

4.We made a net out of paper for our roof. We made it small so we could copy it but make it bigger. The net was made by Coolhusky.

5. We started making and putting on the pillars. Mistake number one: too much tape.

6. We finished off the pillars. Now for the roof!

In the end, we found out it was too small!!

We started again and made it perfect.

We worked well as a team. The roof went well. We would change our accuracy. Our calculations were correct but we halfed it too many times. 

 

The Parthenon challenge results!!

Posted in Art, Design Technology, History

Stage one

First of all, we needed to make a base for the building. We used newspaper to make the base stronger on the outsides. And that didn’t have any bad effects. 

 

Stage two

After we had made the base, we started making the columns. The columns held up the roof (Which we hadn’t started yet). It worked really well because we worked as a team and got them done quickly.

Stage three

The roof had to be the same size as the base; which according to our calculations were 69.5 cm by 30.9 cm. In real life, they were 69.5 M by 30.9 M. Our calculations were accurate. 

To make the roof we got some newspaper and stuck some scrunched up newspaper on top of it. This was successful and there were no problems.

Stage four

We made more columns. We made a prototype column out of card and made the columns that way for a bit. But after a while the prototype turned into an oval shape. So we made them how we did before.

Stage five

This is where the problems started. We used tape to secure the columns, and that worked, but it pulled them closer together. We worked out the distance between each column whilst planning. To solve the problem we detached the tape a bit. That seemed to work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stage six

We finished making the roof. The main challenge for this, even though it sounds a bit silly, was finding a piece of paper strong enough and big enough. The rest was simple, easy and fun. After we finished the roof, we had to secure the columns a bit more so it could hold the roof. It worked. 

This was the final outcome!

If you had to do it again but change something, what would you change? 

If we did it again and had to change something, we probably would’ve changed the way we made the columns and the roof. The roof was difficult to make, but successful. We probably wouldn’t have done the roof so complicated, even though it worked really well. We probably should’ve made multiple prototypes for the columns so they would all be the same shape and size.

What went well?

Everything really. It was all very good and successful.

Were your calculations accurate?

Yes they were all correct.

 

Parthenon facts:

  • It was built over 2,460 years ago!
  • It cost the equivalent of 469 warships to build the Parthenon!
  • The Parthenon is dedicated to the goddess Athena.
  • The Parthenon  replaced an older temple.
  • About 7.2 million people visit the Parthenon each year.
  • The Parthenon has been a temple, church and mosque.
  • The Parthenon was blown up!
  • Construction started in 447 BC and ended 438 BC.

Parthenon

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Our group worked together well and we enjoyed the activity, we learnt lots of facts about the Parthenon and made it as strong as we could. In the group Sunny83 thought it went well but maybe use less tape. Bluesnail11 said the strength of the pillars were good but the roof design didn’t go to plan. Racoonyraptor  said the pillars went well and the roof didn’t go to plan. We think our calculations were accurate because it all came together nicely but we struggled to hold the roof up. We changed the pillars at the beginning and we think it was a good idea. Racoonyraptor said the hardest part was making the roof and Bluesnail11 also said the roof was the most difficult part of the build, sunny83 said the hardest part was attaching the pillars onto the roof. This is our finished piece.